E1048: The Power of Accelerators E1 Steve Barsh, Managing Partner of Dreamit Ventures on top portfolio companies, focusing on specific verticals, tips for nailing accelerator interviews, follow-on philosophy & more

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Steve Barsh, Managing Partner of Dreamit Ventures on top portfolio companies, focusing on specific verticals, tips for nailing accelerator interviews, follow-on philosophy & more
1:00 Jason thanks all frontline workers and intros Dreamit Ventures’ Steve Barsh
3:33 How did Dreamit start, what is the goal and how is their program structured?
9:43 How often does Dreamit follow-on with their portfolio companies, how do they think about pricing, valuation & leading rounds?
15:15 Steve goes over some of Dreamit’s top portfolio companies: SeatGeek, LevelUp & Houseparty and explains how SeatGeek pivoted while going through Dreamit’s program
18:20 How early will Dreamit Ventures go? Pre-revenue? What verticals do they focus on how do they improve their program?
27:24 What is the most important thing Dreamit does for founders: advice, anointing or money?
30:07 At what point during the process does Dreamit turn on the criticism? What questions do they ask during Accelerator interviews?
42:58 How much of Dreamit’s program focuses on the fundraising process?
48:59 Lightning round: How founders should judge accelerators, nailing interviews, multiple accelerators, follow-on philosophy, bridge rounds, top firms that Dreamit works with

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